Samuel Parot and Quick Du Pottier Fly To Victory in $35,000 1.45m CSI – 3* Welcome Speed at Kentucky Spring Horse Show
Lexington, KY – May 10, 2017 – Chilean athlete Samuel Parot rode Quick De Pottier to a blue-ribbon finish in the $35,000 FEI Welcome Speed 1.45m to kick off the first week of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows at the Kentucky Horse Park. Parot blazed through the timers in a time of 58.590 to beat 38 other competitors who joined him in the Rolex Arena. Bull Run’s Faustino, ridden by Kristen Vanderveen, was a close second to Parot, finishing the course in a speedy 59.180.
“This horse is very fast. The other horse I went fast too but made a mistake in the last line. I tried to go in 6 but I decided to do 7 at the last minute. The second time I decided to do the 7 early and it worked out perfectly.”
Parot, who is known internationally as an fast and fearless rider, proved yet again that he is a force to be reckoned with and has a string of very competitive horses. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is the first show back for Parot, who had a successful winter season at the Winter Equestrian Festival which included winning the $86,000 Suncast 1.50m Grand Prix with Quick Du Pottier. The 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Hurlevent De Breka x Cuba) was the second mount for Parot in the opening speed class today and they were in perfect sync over the 14-obstacle course, designed by Marina Azevedo.
The top five spots were rounded out by Aaron Vale on his horses, Quidam’s Good Luck and Carlo, followed by Andrew Welles on Boo Van Het Kastanjehof. Competition will resume in the Rolex Arena tomorrow morning at 8:00 am with the 7-Year Old Young Jumpers. Later the $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic kicks off the Hagyard Challenge Series where athletes will vie for valuable points towards the Leading Rider Bonus.
$35,000 Welcome Speed 1.45m CSI-3*
1. Quick Du Pottier / Samuel Parot / Samuel Parot / 58.590
2 Bull Run’s Faustino / Kristen Van Der Veen / Bull Run Jumpers / 59.180
3 Quidam’s Good Luck / Aaron Vale / Troy Glaus / 59.680
4 Carlo / Aaron Vale / North Face Farm / 60.710
5 Boo Van Het Kastanjehof / Andrew Welles / Peter Welles / 60.760
6 Zara Leandra / Pablo Barrios / Pablo Barrios / 61.140
7 Rye Val De Mai / Sharn Wordley / Sharn Wordley / 61.520
8 Lady Maria BH / Amanda Derbyshire / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 61.650
9 Catypso / Eric Navet / Signe Ostby / 62.120
10 Warinde B / Lauren Hester / Hester Equestrian LLC / 62.620
Goguen and Stewart Come Out on Top in the High Performance Working Hunter
Lexington, Ky. – May 10, 2017 – As the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows begins at the Kentucky Horse Park, Hunter competitors are eager to secure a division championship. Tim Goguen aboard Clever, a 7-year-old Warmblood gelding, claimed the blue ribbon during the first round of the High Performance Working Hunter class with a score of 84.
“My strategy with Clever was to keep it smooth throughout the entire round,” Tim said. “He was a little bit nervous, but he just needed to take a breath and jump around a couple times and then he was good. I was happy with him, he tried and it went well.”
The country’s top hunters took their turn in the beautiful Stonelea Ring over courses designed by Bobby Murphy. Kelley Farmer finished just two points behind Goguen to secure second place aboard True Enough, owned by Kent Farrington & Derby Lane, LLC. Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Becky Price’s Editorial picked up third place with a score of 81.
Scott Stewart and Catch Me. PC: Phelps Sports
Scott Stewart and Catch Me, winners of the 2017 World Champion Hunter Spectacular at the Winter Equestrian Festival, dominated round two with a score of 87. Stewart has shown the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding since he debuted in the First Year Green Hunters.
Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Editorial received an 81 to round out the top three once again. On Thursday, the division champion will be announced after the handy class and under saddle portion is completed.
Class 20, High Performance Working Hunter
1. Clever / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 84
2. True Enough / Kelley Farmer / Kent Farrington & Derby Lane LLC / 82
3. Editorial / Meagan Murray-Tenuta / Becky Price / 77
4. Cameo / Scott Stewart / Betsee Parker / 68
5. Expression Z / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 55
6. Catch Me / Scott Stewart / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 45
7. Point Being / Kelley Farmer / Derby Lane LLC & Kensel LLC / 30
Class 21, High performance Working Hunter
1. Catch Me / Scott Stewart / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 87
2. True Enough / Kelley Farmer / Kent Farrington & Derby Lane LLC / 84
3. Editorial / Megan Murray-Tenuta / Becky Price / 81
4. Expression Z / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 80
5. Cameo / Scott Stewart / Betsee Parker / 78
6. Clever / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 74
7. Point Being / Kelley Farmer / Derby Lane LLC & Kensel LLC / 70